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Diana Taurasi on if she would consider coaching: ‘Nope, nope, nope’

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Diana Taurasi sees herself riding off into the sunset upon her eventual retirement from the WNBA.

When asked if she would transition into coaching after the end of her playing career, the 41-year-old guard was firm about her future.

“Coach? No, no, no, no. Not coaching this generation, nope, nope, nope,” she said. “I am transitioning more into like, living on an island with a lot of coffee.”

As Taurasi closes in on the 10,000 point milestone (9,881) in her 19th WNBA season, she also is closing in on the end of her career. Her contract runs through 2025, with Taurasi inking a multi-year extension in February. But the 10-time All-Star and former league MVP knows her time is coming to join the likes of Sylvia Fowles and Sue Bird, both of whom retired after the 2022 season.

“Probably not much longer,” she said of her time remaining in the league. “All good stories come to an end. It’s about wrapping up.”

But while Bird has remained close to the WNBA – including sitting courtside at Wednesday’s Mercury game – Taurasi doesn’t envision that for herself.

“I probably won’t be around much,” she said.